Ports installation, maxima

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Mar 27 16:28:05 PST 2003

On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 05:03:58PM -0500, taxman wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 March 2003 02:15 pm, User &Otto Ernst Bernhardi wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Thanks for providing FreeBSD!!
> >
> > I downloaded the ports.tar.gz file from your site.
> >
> > While trying to install /usr/ports/math/Maxima from the ports collection, I
> > get the following problem.
> >
> > Distfiles not up-to-date or missing? Or, more likely, did I do something
> > wrong??
> you need to update your ports tree to the latest.  The newest ports tree looks 
> for new versions of the files and those are the only ones kept around on the 
> ftp servers.  Read up on cvsup.  You'll find you'll want to cvsup your ports 
> tree fairly often.  Once a week or so depending on your needs.
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/cvsup.html

Actually I think this port is indeed broken, because it seems that knu
updated it without making the new distfiles available anywhere.

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